By Andrei Tsygankov
The publication explains why the US-Russia post-9/11 partnership didn't suffer. Washington subsidized clear of its preliminary dedication to a brand new point of cooperation with Moscow in addressing problems with terrorism, power safeguard, political instability and guns proliferation. a lot of America’s coverage is formed by means of an ambition to stay the one world’s superpower and by way of actions of curiosity teams with the time table of separating Russia from the Western global. even though those teams don't dictate the legit coverage, their impact has been remarkable. The ebook analyzes the unfavorable function played by Russophobia and formulates a special method of Russia within the post-Cold warfare world.
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As Anatol Lieven wrote approximately Russophobia, chosen or invented historic “facts” concerning the “enemy” country, its tradition, and its racial nature are taken out of context and slotted into prearranged highbrow constructions to arraign the unchanging wickedness of the opposite part. in the meantime, any counterarguments, or stories of the crimes of one’s personal are suppressed. this is often not more valid while directed via Russophobes opposed to Russia than whilst it really is directed through Serb, Greek, or Armenian chauvinists opposed to Turkey, Arabs opposed to Jews, or Jews opposed to Arabs. fifty eight Nationalist phobias in either Russia and the West desire one another. by means of constructing essentialist arguments, equivalent to these pointed out above, and recommending culturally insensitive unilateral rules to their governments, Russophobes perpetuate one another in addition to the widely used global of threats and gear politics. meanwhile, the realm continues to be divided and liable to violence. patience of Russophobia and American pursuits Ethnocentrism and ethnophobia, that are negative courses to knowing different countries, persist in part simply because they're pushed via strong feelings. THE U. S. RUSSIA coverage AFTER Sept. 11 17 one more very important reason behind the survival of Russophobia has to do with strategic calculations of well-positioned elites that take advantage of Russophobic rhetoric for political reasons. in lots of methods, the roots of yank Russophobia are in politics, now not in tradition. traditionally and culturally, the us and Russia have much in universal and feature usually supported one another. They considered one another in a ordinarily favorable demeanour throughout the American Revolution and during the eighteenth and 19th centuries, and so they have been crucial allies through the global wars. through the chilly battle, background sharply separated them, and it was once in the course of that point that robust elites with at the same time unique visions have been shaped on each side of the Atlantic. within the usa (as in Russia), a substantial a part of those elites survived the chilly battle and remain short of a Russia-threat photo to pursue their aim of marketing the US to the location of global hegemon. Advocates of hegemony and liberal hawks, in addition to jap eu nationalists, have differing but suitable stakes, which come with displaying Russia its position as a rustic that's now at a loss for its identification after the Soviet breakup and principally depending on the us for monetary survival. After the tip of the chilly struggle, the yankee elites have grown familiar with now not assembly with powerful resistance to NATO enlargement within the japanese course, striving to entry Russia’s strength reserves and nuclear websites and trying to downsize the state’s position within the nation’s political procedure. To well-known teams in the foyer, conserving Russia susceptible is still crucial for carrying on with to extract from it very important concessions relating strength assets, geostrategic situation, and political domination within the area. those usually are not the worries of the yankee public, and numerous polls reveal that american citizens don't proportion this trust of their nation’s international supremacy.